Students assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the library. Duties include loaning books and equipment, welcoming visitors and providing customer service, shelving and maintaining the book collection, and other duties as assigned. These student positions require a customer service orientation and basic familiarity with computer hardware, software, and printing operations. Training is provided.
Archives & Special Collections
Students assist the archives staff with digitization projects by scanning, photographing, and documenting materials using various equipment. Use photo or document editing software and enter descriptive information (metadata) about source photographs, documents, and objects into collection software.
Students use a laptop and barcode scanner to enter library books into inventory software. They will be trained on inventory procedures and how to use the library catalog. Tasks include correctly shelving books, adding barcodes to books, making corrections and adding new information to the library database, reporting problems to the librarians, and other duties as assigned.
Cataloging & Data Cleanup
Students will be trained on the use of library software, structure of library records, and library database procedures. Tasks may include making corrections and adding new information to the library database, creating labels and adding barcodes to books, searching library stacks for materials, reporting problems to the librarian and other duties as assigned.
Cataloging & A/V Materials
Students learn to process new books and audio-visual materials, including labeling, covering, and reboxing DVDs. Tasks may include preparing bindery orders, checking in books back from the bindery, searching stacks for missing books and problems, boxing books for withdrawl, and working on various cataloging clean-up projects.
Students assist with ILL tasks by getting materials from the stacks, processing incoming and outgoing ILL shipments, and scanning articles or chapters from both print and microfilm/microfiche.